Pretty terraced house in the heart of Howth for €450,000

Bright, compact home is an option for downsizers who want to stay in the village

  • Address: 2 Dunbo Cottages, Howth, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 450,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
 

Up a winding road in the heart of Howth village is 2 Dunbo Cottages, a two-storey terraced house with 78sq m (840sq ft) of space. The owners, a young family, live in it as a three-bedroom house, using the small downstairs reception room as a child’s bedroom. That’s on one side of the hall in the pretty double-fronted cottage. On the other is an open-plan living room with an upgraded compact kitchen area at one end. The cosy room has a cast-iron fireplace and the floor tiles were laid recently as part of a decorative upgrade. Upstairs, past a neatly planned understairs shower room, are two double bedrooms and a smartly renovated bathroom.

Bedroom
Bedroom
Kitchen/dining/living room
Kitchen/dining/living room
Kitchen
Kitchen

The house is in a short cul-de-sac with the front door opening directly on to the lane. It has no garden or outdoor space: the garden that runs to the rear and seen out the kitchen window belongs to a neighbouring house. A tiny area off the hall may once have been open to the elements but has in recent years been covered in with a Perspex roof. The property on the other side of the cottage at the end of the cul-de-sac has right-of-way access past number 2 so there is no parking to the front.

Hall
Hall
2 Dunbo Cottages, Howth, Co Dublin
2 Dunbo Cottages, Howth, Co Dublin

Interested viewers are likely to be downsizers from the area or retirees who appreciate the buzzy northside fishing village and who will consider the tucked-away property as an alternative to an apartment. It could also appeal to younger buyers, like the present owners, as the location is within a short stroll of all the village’s amenities including the Dart station.

The Ber is E2, so improving its energy efficiency will likely be on the to-do list of new owners. Property supply in Howth is never great, as people who live on the peninsula tend to stay there for generations – and during the past year in particular, having sea swimming and so many beautiful walks on the doorstep, has been a greatly appreciated boon.

Number 2 Dunbo Cottages is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald asking €450,000.